|Alternative names||Çibörek, çiğ börek|
|Region or state||Crimean Peninsula|
|Created by||Crimean Tatars|
|Main ingredients||Lamb or beef|
|283 kcal (1185 kJ)|
Chebureki is a national dish of Crimean Tatar cuisine. They are popular as snack and street food throughout the Caucasus, West Asia, Central Asia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Russia, Eastern Europe, as well as in Turkey, Greece and Romania.
The dough is made of flour and water (usually of a baker percentage of ~50%), salt, oil. It is soft and pliable, but not sticky. It is separated into small balls and each is rolled out with a thin rolling pin. Additional flour is added only as needed to prevent the dough from sticking.
The meat fill is layered thinly enough that it will cook fully when the sealed half-moon pocket.
Example of serving Çiğ Börek
Chebureki, cut open
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Originally a Crimean Tatar dish, cheburerki became popular in other regions of the former USSR.
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